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Turfway Park schedules Holiday Meet

Monday, November 17, 2003 12:00 AM
  • General
Live racing returns November 30
FLORENCE, KY . . . November 17, 2003 . . . After a two-month hiatus, live Thoroughbred racing returns to Turfway Park on Sunday, November 30, with the $50,000 Holiday Inaugural Stakes. Post time on opening day is 1:10 p.m. EST.

In general, first post throughout the meet is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 1:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The track is closed, or dark, Monday and Tuesday. To accommodate the holiday season, the following exceptions apply: the track will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, December 24 and 25, and open Monday and Tuesday, December 29 and 30, with a 1:10 p.m. post time; in addition, first post on Friday, December 26, and Wednesday, December 31, will be 1:10 p.m. Gates open 90 minutes before first post. All times are Eastern Standard.

General admission and parking are free throughout the meet.

Five stakes races, announced this week by Stakes Coordinator Randy Wehrman, highlight the Holiday Meet:

Sunday, November 30, 2003
THE HOLIDAY INAUGURAL STAKES
3-year-olds and upward, fillies and mares, 6 furlongs
$50,000 guaranteed
(includes $10,000 KTDF)
Stakes closing: Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Saturday, December 6, 2003
THE MY CHARMER STAKES
3-year-olds and upward, fillies and mares, 1-1/16th miles
$50,000 guaranteed
(includes $10,000 KTDF)
Stakes closing: Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Saturday, December 13, 2003
THE PRAIRIE BAYOU STAKES
3-year-olds and upward, 1-1/8th miles
$50,000 guaranteed
(includes $10,000 KTDF)
Stakes closing: Wednesday, December 3, 2003

Saturday, December 20, 2003
THE GOWELL STAKES
2-year-olds, fillies, 6 furlongs
$50,000 guaranteed
(includes $10,000 KTDF)
Stakes closing: Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Saturday, December 27, 2003
THE HOLIDAY CHEER STAKES
3-year-olds and upward, 6 furlongs
$50,000 guaranteed
(includes $10,000 KTDF)
Stakes closing: Wednesday, December 17, 2003

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